That was quite an amusing post, and I enjoyed it greatly. But what is lost is that much of it is spot on, and I've been in agreement with you for a very long time.
Back in the mid 70's, my science teachers were talking about how many biologists and climate scientists were predicting a coming ice age. We were going through a cooler than normal cycle then, according to my teachers.
Now we are said to be going into global warming, and this past summer was said to be the hottest ever. However, they didn't use temps collected in the 1930's. For instance, we broke many heat records here last summer, but the records broken all came from either 1935 or 1936. The vast majority of records not broken were from the same years. That begs the question, why did they only collect data from 1950 and forward?
First, I'd suggest the concern over the accuracy of instruments in our early history. We have continued to improve the accuracy of these instruments.
Second, I'd point to the fact I was trained as an analyst for one of the top five grocery manufacturers here in the U.S.A.. I was taught, if this years numbers don't compare favorably to last year, compare the year before, or to continue going back until you have a good story to tell. In other words, I was taught first hand... "Figures never lie, but liars figure." I can take just about any set of data and craft a favorable story, that was what I was trained to do. Sometimes I would refuse to do this, as I felt it was not in my customer's interest. Perhaps that contributed to my forced early retirement. Who knows???
That said, if global warming is caused primarily by mankind, who caused the global warming that ended the last ice age some 10,000 years ago? A possible scenario is in the thread about 3-D printing a moon base... tease inserted...LOL
Let me be clear about this, I hate to see any species go extinct. I have sympathy for the plight of the polar bear, I really do. But consider that at least 97% of all species that have existed on planet earth have gone extinct. That really points to a poor outlook for just about all species, including mankind.
Hey, the original post was a much more enjoyable read, as it was at least presented humorously, but the facts are the facts.
Also, I really think we have the technology to have vehicles run on fuel other than oil, but considering the fossil fuel industry has the richest lobby in D.C., and that they can buy up just about any patent and lock it away in a vault, I don't see us changing anytime soon.